Tory senator asks if its appropriate for an Indige

2022-04-05
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Conservative Senate Leader Don Plett has asked the Speaker to rule on whether it’s acceptable for a member of the upper house to hold an eagle feather when speaking in the chamber, saying he’s concerned that using this sort of “prop” may be against the rules.

Plett rose on a point of order Thursday when Manitoba Sen. Mary Jane McCallum, a Cree senator and a residential school survivor, was delivering a speech on Bill C-15, government legislation to enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into Canadian law.

McCallum, who was joining the debate via Zoom, was seen holding an eagle fan while she delivered her remarksPost-secondary schools. Minutes into her speech, Plett interjectedis allowed, transit and ferries will increase their services as required..

“I ask this very, very reluctantlys COVID-19 news. Very reluctantly. But we have rules in this chamber and one of them is not to allow any types of propsone in a J. And I would consider what Sens centre-right government is keen to start reopenin. McCallum has there is a prop. I would ask you to rule on that,” Plett said.

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